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Triple Espresso is a theatrical comedy written by Bob Stromberg, Bill Arnold and Michael Pearce Donley. Since its premier in the mid-1990s, Triple Espresso has been wildly popular with audiences and critics alike. Billed as “a highly caffeinated comedy “, the musical has also been widely hailed as a shining example of independent theatre. And now, Triple Espresso is being revived for another tour of the United States, amidst high anticipation among fans. Bound to be remembered as one of the year’s entertainment highlights, the play is sure to be an audience-draw. Needless to say, Triple Espresso tickets will be in high demand.
The story of the show revolves around a group of three entertainers. The first is Buzz Maxwell, a mercurial magician with a bad attitude. The second, Hugh Butternut, is a timid musician with a face that gives everyone the creeps. And then there is Bobby Bean, a typical day-dreamer who is as excitable as he is naïve. The men wish to make it big in the world of showbiz, but their plan is doomed from the start as they begin their rocky journey with an embarrassing mishap on national TV. As the plot unfolds, so do the men’s increasingly skewed attempts at fame, which are plagued with hilarious misadventures and hijinks, none of which would be out of place in a zany caper movie.
The principal cast of the original production of Triple Espresso featured the show’s authors, i.e. Stromberg, Arnold and Pearce Donley, as the ill-fated entertainers. They developed the idea for the show after a meeting in a coffee shop. Their basic goal was to come up with something quirky, but accessible and entertaining. The show achieves all three feats with surprising ease, fusing together such disparate elements as singing, dancing and physical comedy. The final product comes together as a slapstick vaudeville act with a very broad, family-friendly appeal and features audience participation as well.
The first ever production of Triple Espresso was directed by William Partlan, with lighting design by Michael Klaers, scenic design by Nayna Ramey, sound design by John Markiewicz and costumes by Kahtleen Egan. The sound effects used throughout the show were the work of Scott Malchow and Rob Barret. The show itself was produced by Triple Espresso LLC – which is headed by Rosalie Miller, Dennis Babcock and Donal Schoenbaum - and the Mennesota-based PalmTree Productions.
Triple Espresso made its theatrical debut in 1996 at the Cricket Theatre in Collinsville, Illinois and became the venue’s biggest hit since 1970. The following year, it was staged at the Music Box Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota where it was very well received among critics, who praised the show’s inventiveness and wit. It wasn’t long until word spread of the musical’s popularity, and soon Triple Espresso began to play sold-out shows.
To date, Triple Espresso has played in more than forty cities is six countries – including Belgium, Germany, England and Canada, among others - to well over a million people. The show has also been translated into three different languages – specifically German, English and Flemish – with a number of simultaneous productions in different locations.
The latter was the reason why Triple Espresso LLC was established, as the show’s creators thought it had the potential for audiences beyond one city in one country. This parent company manages the promotion, artistic direction, and casting of each production of Triple Espresso. So far, almost two dozen performers - each of whom are just as multi-talented as the cast of the original American production - have played Buzz Maxwell, Hugh Butternut and Bobby Bean. This long list of actors include the likes of J.C. Cutler, Rob Elk, Christopher Hart, Rory Johnson, Jon Lovick, Charles Peters, Grant Richey, Robert O. Berdahl, Duane Daniels, Brian Kelly, Dave Shirley, Rob Pearsall, John Flack, George Trovar, Danny Jacobs, Keith Reay, Paul Stomers, Scott Cervine and John Bush, to name just a few.
Triple Espresso is now considered an exemplary achievement in independent theatre, which is ironic considering the show’s classical roots. Featuring silly, but likeable characters, an entertaining premise and an all-out riot of a time, the play is also, rather predictably, a crowd favorite. The upcoming American tour of the show is sure to be no different. And, between devoted fans aching for another chance to see one of their favorite plays again and the hype being built for the show by theatrical news outlets, cheap Triple Espresso tickets are sure to be highly sought-after.